The Green Giant By Katie Cottle


The Green Giant By (author) Katie Cottle ISBN:9781843654001

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Every summer, Bea left her home in the city to stay with her grandad in the country. Iris, her dog, always went along with her. Bea is adventurous and she has explored everywhere in Grandad’s garden apart from one place – the small and rusty old greenhouse. So one day she decides to take a look inside. On the outside the greenhouse may be small, but inside it is huge – packed with plants, and a little creepy. Bea has a distinct impression that someone, or something, is watching her. Then a shadow falls, and standing over her is… … a giant. A giant made entirely of plants and greenery. Bea is scared, but the giant reassures her and explains that he has escaped from the grey city. Bea and the giant become friends, but can they do anything to make the grey old city, and the world, a greener place?

A timely new picture book that taps into our concern for the environment, greening our cities, guerrilla gardening and making the world a better place.

Katie Cottle was the winner of the Batsford Prize 2017 and is a rising star in the picture book world.

The Green Giant By (author) Katie Cottle ISBN:9781843654001

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Weight 183 g
Dimensions 4 × 220 × 280 mm
About the Author

Katie is an illustrator and print-maker living and working in Bristol, UK. Her work is often informed by the marks and colours created through traditional lithography. She also works digitally, using an iPad, and occasionally paints with gouache.

Katie won the Batsford Prize for Children's Book Illustration. She has also received the 'Highly Commended' accolade at the Macmillan Prize for Illustration on numerous occasions. She received a 'One to Watch' award at D&AD New Blood in 2017.


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